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Nancy Belle "Nannie" Simon Blackburn
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Birth: Nov. 4, 1874
Death: Dec. 28, 1971

Nannie Belle Simon Preston Blackburn was the daughter of Jacob Elam Simon & Frances Curl Simon. She was born November 4, 1874 at Meadville (originally called Pottsville), MO and died December 28, 1971 at Carterville, MO.

Her siblings: Stella (died young), Edward, Grace, Harry (called Dick), Susie (died young), Eva Lena (died young), Mary Acelia and John.

Her first husband was Avery "Arch" Preston. According to "family info", Avery "went to buy meat on Feb 15, 1911 and never returned". Years later, however, when Frank (the son of Avery & Nannie) was a grown man, Avery did return to Carterville to see the family.

Some years after Avery "disappeared", Nannie divorced him and eventually married again. Her second husband was Harry Blackburn. They were married until his death in 1958.

Nannie's obit from the Webb City Sentinel, Dec 29, 1971: Nancy (Nannie) B. Blackburn, 97, living at 501 N. Washington St, died at 12:45PM, Tuesday, in a local nursing home where she had lived for the last 2 years. Mrs Blackburn was born on Nov 4, 1874 at Meadville, Mo and had lived in Carterville for the last 90 years. She was a charter member of the First Baptist Church and was secretary and treasurer of that church for several yrs. She was past matron of the Carterville Order of the Eastern Star. Her husband, Harry Blackburn, died in 1958. Survivors include 2 brothers: John Simon of Galena, KS and Dick Simon of Webb City, a sister, Grace Root of Webb City, a grandson, a great granddaughter and great grandson. The Rev Geral Jeffries will officiate at her funeral at 2PM on Thursday. Pallbearers will be: Terry Jeffries, Clyde Clark, Keith Hamsher, Neil Carter, Claude Perry and Henry Sills.

My great grandparents were Nannie's parents and her brother, Edward, my grandfather.
Family links: 
  Jacob Elam Simon (1842 - 1892)
  Frances Curl Simon (1852 - 1923)
  Harry Edward Blackburn (1881 - 1958)
  Nancy Belle Simon Blackburn (1874 - 1971)
  Edward Michael Simon (1876 - 1939)*
  Stella Gertrude Simon (1877 - 1879)*
  Grace Mae Simon Root (1879 - 1973)*
  Harry A Simon (1882 - 1980)*
  Susan Simon (1884 - 1888)*
  Lena Simon (1886 - 1887)*
  Mary Acelia Simon Elliott (1888 - 1929)*
  John R Simon (1891 - 1983)*
*Calculated relationship
Carterville Cemetery
Jasper County
Missouri, USA
Plot: Section 4A, Lot 73
Maintained by: Joyce Snell
Originally Created by: Deb64030
Record added: Oct 18, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 43265514
Nancy Belle Nannie <i>Simon</i> Blackburn
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Nancy Belle Nannie <i>Simon</i> Blackburn
Added by: Lauren Mack
Nancy Belle Nannie <i>Simon</i> Blackburn
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- Joyce Snell
 Added: May. 30, 2012

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